Laureates of the Japan Prize

Year Field Photo Name (b.-d.) Achievements
[Nationality]Affiliation (Titles at the time)
Environmental Science and Technology Photo Dr. Frank Sherwood Rowland (1927-2012) Studies on the mechanisms of stratospheric ozone depletion by chlorofluorocarbons
[USA] Profesor at University of California, Irvine
Medicinal Science Photo Dr. Elias James Corey (1928-) Pioneering contributions to the syntheses of prostaglandins and their related compounds which are of great therapeutic value
[USA] Professor at Harvard University
Energy Technology Photo Dr. Georges Vendryes (1920-2014) Establishment of fast breeder reactor technology
[France] Scientific advisor to the president of the Commissariat à I'Energie Atomique
Preventative Medicine Photo Dr. Donald A. Henderson (1928-2016) The eradication of smallpox (Joint Award)
[USA] Dean, Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health
Photo Dr. Isao Arita (1926-)
[Japan] Director, Kumamoto National Hospital
Photo Dr. Frank Fenner (1914-2010)
[Australia] Professor Emeritus, Visiting Fellow, The John Curtin School of Medical Research, The Australian National University
Photo Dr. Luc Montagnier (1932-) Discovery of the AIDS causing virus and development of diagnostic methods (Joint Award)
[France] Chief, Department of Virus Tumours, Pasteur Institute
Photo Dr. Robert C. Gallo (1937-)
[USA] Chief, Laboratory of Tumour Cell Biology, National Institute of Health


Photo Dr. Theodore H. Maiman (1927-2007)

Realization of the world's first laser

[USA] Former chief of research at Hughes Research Laboratories President of Maiman Associates Inc.

Improvement of Biological Functions Photo Dr. Henry M. Beachell (1906-2006) Development of the IR8 and IR36 strains for rice breeding strategies geared to the tropical and subtropical zones (Joint Award)
[USA] Former head of the Plant Breeding Department at the International Rice Research Institute
Advisor to the Farms of Texas Company
Photo Dr. Gurdev S. Khush (1935-)
[India] Head of the Plant Breeding Department at the International Rice Research Institute
Materials Science and Technology Photo Dr. David Turnbull (1915-2007) Pioneering contributions to materials science with impact on new materials technology such as amorphous solids
[USA] Professor at Harvard University
Medical Technology Photo Dr. Willem J. Kolff (1911-2009) Research and development of artificial organs and their relevant technology
[USA] Professor at the University of Utah. Head of the Institute for Biomedical Engineering
Information and Communications Photo Dr. John R. Pierce (1910-2002) Outstanding achievement in the field of electronics and communications technologies
[USA] Professor Emeritus at Stanford University
Biotechnology Photo Dr. Ephraim Katchalski-Katzir (1916-2009) Outstanding achievement in basic theory in the field of immobilized enzymes and their practical applications
[Israel] Professor at Tel Aviv University and at Weizmann Institute of Science

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